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The City Law School unveils Scholarships and Prizes package for the next academic year

Extended range of financial support announced for prospective and current students
by Sophie C

nullThe City Law School has launched its Excellence Awards scheme for the forthcoming academic year. The series of School funded scholarships and prizes are designed to reward exceptional academic performance and support the legal profession's widening participation agenda.

The Future Lawyer, Master of Law and Legal Research Awards provide full and part fee scholarships across each of The City Law School's post graduate courses. There are a total of 17 full fee scholarships and 18 part fee scholarships available, along with more than £35,000 worth of cash prizes on offer. Every student accepted for a place on City's Graduate Entry LLB, Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course, a taught LLM or PhD is eligible to apply.

Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of The City Law School, commented:

"We are committed to ensuring that exceptional academic performance is recognised and rewarded. Our package of scholarships and prizes reflects that aim. It's complemented by a range of externally funded gifts and prizes available to City students, including the Allen & Overy Prize, the Bar Association Prize and the Rosie Keane Memorial Prize ".

Current City students are eligible to apply for further awards if they are accepted onto a second course. The City Lawyer Awards offer two full fee scholarships each for the City BPTC, LPC and LLM in International Commercial Law. Application is available to all City students and selection is based on academic performance. The top students progressing to these courses will have their fees waived on registration.

Students who choose to stay at City for the BPTC, LPC or a taught LLM are eligible to receive the City Lawyer Advancement Reward - £1,500 reduction in their fees on registration. The Future Barrister BCAT Scholarship means that City students who stay on to take the BPTC in September 2013, will also have the cost of the new Aptitude Test (BCAT) covered for them by way of a further fee reduction.

Professor Stychin said that retaining talented City students is very important: "The calibre of students on our professional courses is very high. For example, students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Law here are widely recognised as being some of the best in the country. Our advancement reward and BCAT Scholarships aim to make their decision to continue their legal education at City as easy as possible".

Further details about the Scholarships and Prizes available to both prospective and current City students can be found here.

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